Rockstar launches GTAV social network parody

Lifeinvader's tagline is "Where your personal information becomes a marketing profile (that we can sell)."

In the lead-up to Grand Theft Auto V's worldwide release in five days, Rockstar Games has launched a social network parody called Lifeinvader.

"Where your personal information becomes a marketing profile (that we can sell)," reads the page's description.

The Lifeinvader portal appears to be a riff on Facebook. Users are able to "stalk" friends from Los Santos and Blaine County and visit pages associated with fictional brands, shops, and services.

Earlier this week, the Grand Theft Auto V world map surfaced, reportedly stemming from a Brady Games strategy guide for the upcoming open-world game.

Rockstar Games has cautioned about "inevitable" leaks from the open-world game.

Grand Theft Auto V launches exclusively for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17. Its multiplayer component--GTA Online--will be released two weeks later on October 1.

For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Grand Theft Auto V.

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118 comments
poseidion
poseidion

You're nuts. I saw this more than a week ago at the bottom of the official Rockstar page, GTA V section.

Auron1988
Auron1988

I have watched those recent leaked gameplays and I can tell that this game is going to be goooood :) But there is something that isn't good.. It looks like there is no vehicle soft body damage like it was in IV. Vehicle frame doesn't bend on impact :( That is a step back imo.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

Not funny. Doesn't make me hopeful for the game.

hystavito
hystavito

I can't stalk Sprunk!  Button doesn't work for me :).

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

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R083R70
R083R70

Oh shit that reminds me, I need to delete my myroom.net profile haven't been on there in ages.


Hopefully this time electricictit.com actually has videos.

Lawdog1521
Lawdog1521

Sprunk is now gluten free! And it has less mercury!

bouchart
bouchart

I never really played any Grand Theft Auto or Rockstar-made games, for one reason or another.  But I have to give them kudos for this.

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

I'm a huge gta fan but I have a feeling this game isn't going to be that great.

GreenvaleXYZ
GreenvaleXYZ

If that's satire, it's not particularly good.

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

Looking at the off road beatle on the Alan McClean page and Trevors car it looks like cars are customizable for off road use, that will be cool.

jwrebholz
jwrebholz

If you're buying the game it's worth your time to check it out.  Many of the fictional companies are offering free or discounted services in-game.

Hurvl
Hurvl

That's funny, because it makes me think of Rockstar Social Club. Do you need to log in to that "service" to play singleplayer or is it just a multiplayer add-on thingy.

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

Haha! Classic! I can't wait for all the social commentary humour like this that GTA V will provide.

CROAT_56
CROAT_56

so far I have 10% off on military hardware, luxury aircraft, luxury cars, and hospital visits.  I also have a free haircut, paint job, tattoo, and Sprunk drink this Lifeinvader thing is cool haha

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Do they have a parody response to useless, intrusive and annoying DRM services like Social Club?

djsimpson95
djsimpson95

oh man, I can't wait until I get my hands on this game, after that, college life won't mean anything to me

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

Just found out I will have the house to myself from Tomorrow till next friday, Oh someone is looking down at me and has my back right now.

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Ain't it the truth!! The Facebook drones are so clueless. Last year one guy sued Facebook and won the right to get access to all his records. Facebook handed him a box of discs containing 12,000 detailed records on him from just two years of being on the social site.

bassplayer55
bassplayer55

I can't... wait... any... longerrrRRRAAAAAGGGHHH *ass explodes everywhere*

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

"Redwood cigarettes, proud sponsors of the Los Santos City marathon for 20 years". LOL

Mercgamer74
Mercgamer74

@EL_Bomberdor That sounds cool. I hope BMW's and Lexus are in the game so I can customize them like my real cars which some of which have been modded heavily.

BlackN9ne
BlackN9ne

@Hurvl It's all on Rockstar Social Club, you just log in with that info.

Fire_Wa11
Fire_Wa11

@EL_Bomberdor I was having breakfast at the "50s diner" in Brentwood yesterday (it's kind of like Los Santos but it's called L.A.) and they had old advertisements up on the walls from cigarettes.  Like..., "8 out of ten doctors smoke Camels!"  No B.S.  I won't even tell you what I saw on the wall at soulfood restaurants on the southside of Chicago (unless some wants to know.)

Hurvl
Hurvl

@BlackN9ne @Hurvl So you have to log in to access the game? That's one thing I have against Steam, even if it's a minor one. I'm not interested in any of Rockstars games (yes, really!), but I don't like that this "feature" has become more frequent.

Dopapod
Dopapod

@GreenvaleXYZ @Diegoctba Gotta reach the masses somehow in this industry... and since everyone is online in some way, they gotta be online too.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@LonelyHippie27 @Hurvl Why dont *you* do us all a favor and stop insulting people for no good reason. Has telling people to GTFO become so routinely, that anything triggers that response?

BlackN9ne
BlackN9ne

@Hurvl @BlackN9ne Yes, but you only need to log in once in game, really. It's not so bad. I see where you're coming from though.

Fire_Wa11
Fire_Wa11

@Pac1Man @Fire_Wa11 @EL_Bomberdor Okay, but nobody troll, please.  It was bills of sale for slaves framed on the wall.  A reminder of an uglier part of American history.  I think there were actual gruesome b/w photos of violence against African Americas, too.  BUT, I have never seen restaurateurs so shocked to see me walk in to an establishment AND they were overly nice to me.  It was like, I was trying to be as polite as I could because I was a stranger in a strange land, and they were being as nice as they could.  The food was good, too.  It was near 71st Street and Southshore near where Michelle and Barack lived before moving to the White House.